Located in L.A.’s tony Pacific Palisades neighborhood, this mansion looks lifted straight from the rivieras of Europe—as indeed many of its furnishings were. It has recently re-entered the market with an asking price of $46.5 million.
Boxing legend, Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife Bern Leonard have lived in the property since 1993. They even got married in the backyard, but have chosen to move on. They first listed the home for $52 million in September of 2019, but withdrew it, due to concerns over the wildfires that were raging in the area at the time.
The home is quite substantial. It is nearly 17,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms. There are two more bedrooms in a guest house as well. Like other homes in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, the Leonards’ home has a traditional Italianate design. It is built to look like a French or Italian villa and is furnished throughout with European antiques.
In addition to the sizable interior, the 1.7 acre property also comes with an outdoor pool, a putting green, and a tennis court. It was designed by Richard Landry, the famed luxury-home architect who has built homes for everyone from Wayne Gretzky to Michael Jackson.
From its stone-paved floors to the wooden beams and vaulted ceilings, the home evokes a Romantic, Old-World aesthetic. Some of the stone floors were imported from Jerusalem. Also imported from Europe were the home’s six fireplaces.
Despite the general grandeur and luxury of the home, it still manages to maintain a tasteful intimate feel, as in the formal dining room.